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Kurinjal

Nearest Towns:

Kudremukh

Location info:India->Karnataka->Kudremuk

Distances:From Bangalore 300+ kms
Camping Sites: Camping not allowed inside the KNP/Bhagavathi Nature camp
Trek Length: 7kms trek and takes around four hours

Route Info:

There are many routes-- one of the easy ones to access is Bangalore > Kalasa. Bangalore->Kunigal->Hassan->Belur->Mudigere->Kottigehaara->Kalasa->Kudremuk – Distance approximately 350 kms

Best Time To Visit:

October to May, immediately after the monsoon when everything is lush green, and the rivers, streams and waterfalls are at their best.

Worst Time To Visit:

When Heavily raining

Difficulty Level:

Moderate

Summary:

This peak is almost at the height of Kudremukh. It is about 20+kms from Kudremukh colony and about 10+kms from the main road to Kudremukh colony. The point where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony. First route, You will get down before you reach the colony after the Bhagavati forest check post, and the other route starts from village called "MaLa". where the former route takes you in a jeepable track the later is through thickets of the jungle typical to Western Ghats.

The trek up to the peak is not tiring.. though the track goes through the dense woods, there are constant breeze flowing through the woods and gives the pleasant feeling. The trees are huge & tall and densely populated.

The Trek route starts approximately 4-5 kms from Bhagavathi nature camp . It is recommended that you have your own mode of transport to easily access all these places. The trek is 4km a side and is fully through grassland and finally you scale the Gangadikal peak. Atop the peak you get beautiful view of Kurdemuk range of peaks and in between you can spot the backwaters of Lakya dam, an mind blowing screenery.

Things To Look for:

Other places of interest :- nature camp, bhagavati, Hanman gundi, Kudremukh, Sutanabbe Falls

Things To Be Aware Of:

 

References

http://chasing-the-clouds.blogspot.com/2008/04/we-2-guys-went-for-this-drive-trek.html

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